Lil Wayne has a song that is getting played to death on both of Dallas's Hip-Hop stations called "I'm Me". This is a tight song. Lil Wayne is a lyrical monster. I do not agree with all of the ways that he expresses his self in his music, but I always find myself listening when ever I hear a song that he is featured on.
I would never spend my money on buying any of his music. If I hear it on the radio that's different.I cannot see myself, a 36 year old, GROWN-ASS man going into a music store asking for a CD that was made by a little kid that was born after I graduated from high school, but that is just me and this is just my opinion.
That brings me to the topic of this expression of my "lyrical" skills.
When is a GROWN-ASS man too grown to do the things he used to do?
When do we GROWN-ASS men decide to pass the torch to our sons, nephews and cousins?
I ask this because I see plenty of GROWN-ASS men everyday. I see men my age that are dressed respectable, they are respectful towards women and their elders, and they are raising their kids to be respectful. I also see younger men doing all the above mentioned things.
But on the flip-side, I see GROWN-ASS men, (and let me clarify what I consider a GROWN-ASS man. A GROWN-ASS man is a man over the age of 21), that are still walking around in public with their pants down around their ankles, still wearing corn-rolls in their head, they are always loud and obnoxious in public, every woman they know is a bitch or a hoe, and they are constantly talking to their GROWN-ASS counterparts about how tight the latest Lil Wayne video is, or they are bragging about how good they are at Madden 08.
Now what is wrong with the picture I have just described?
I do not know if this is a cultural thing. I cannot say for a fact that White, Hispanic or Asian GROWN-ASS men do not behave the same way. I can only speak for what I see, and that is black GROWN-ASS men.
It is a damn shame there are some GROWN-ASS men that can name every new rap CD that is about to drop, but if you ask them who their Congress person is or who their senator is, they don't know.
It is a damn shame that there are some GROWN-ASS men that still do not have a checking account.
It is a damn shame that there are some GROWN-ASS men that still think it is cool to hang out in front of the local high school after the final bell rings for the day.
It is a damn shame that there are so many GROWN-ASS men that are still depending on a woman or their mother to provide them with the basic necessities of life.
So again the question, when is a GROWN-ASS man truly GROWN?